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Old 05-27-2003, 10:44 PM   #1
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Question Do I have a HOM effect?

Hey fellas,

I have a hallway where below the floor there are some pipes. This is separated by a brush whose shader is a grate so you can see the pipes. The bottomof this pipe section is a light emmiting shader.

The problem is everytime I walk over it, I see repeated texturing of the grate which makes it unable to see through... Kinda like an ifinite drawing of the shader(grate) itself. Is this the infamous Hall of mirrors effect?

If it is, what is causing it and how do I fix it? I just want to see through the grate to the pipes beneath the floor...

Thanks in advance!

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Old 05-27-2003, 11:23 PM   #2
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Yes, that's a HOM. Can you tell if the effect is on the grate or on the light-emitting shader beneath the pipes?


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Old 05-27-2003, 11:39 PM   #3
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If you used a caulk brush textured with the grate shader don't forget to make it detail, because if underneath the grate is a sealed area you'll get a HOM effect.
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Old 05-28-2003, 01:21 AM   #4
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Hey guys,

It is definitely the grate and not the light emmitting shader. However, I have not made them detail, and will do that now...

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If you used a caulk brush textured with the grate shader don't forget
So if originally made a caulk brush, then texture it with a shader, it still has caulk properties? Do I have that right War Master? That may need some further explanation

I'll let you know what happens...
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Old 05-28-2003, 01:50 AM   #5
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War Master,

Yep, needed to be detail, that fixed it up right away... But Im still curious on my previous question

Thanks!
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Old 05-28-2003, 02:14 AM   #6
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A better thing to do with shaders that are at all transparent is texture the rest of the brush with nodraw_solid.


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Old 05-28-2003, 06:00 AM   #7
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I always use nodraw_solid for grates myself but caulk will work just fine in most cases. Always make your grates detail if they're not already an entity such as a func_breakable. I'm not good with technical terms and stuff but a normal brush textured with caulk, in a closed environment, acts as barrier. The compiler interpreted your hallway as 2 separate rooms and therefore wouldn't draw underneath the grate and vice versa. I don't know if I anwered your question. I'm no expert, I just know what works and what doesn't work(most of the time ).
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Old 05-28-2003, 01:34 PM   #8
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A better thing to do with shaders that are at all transparent is texture the rest of the brush with nodraw_solid.

Should I texture the sides of the brush that are not seen as nodraw_solid, or the underneath the grate where the player will never walk to...

Warmaster, you answered my question and that makes sense!!

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Old 05-28-2003, 01:58 PM   #9
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Anything the player can't see. Which means, yes, the underside, too.


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